Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Old Coffee House, London. Pours a slightly hazy amber-gold with a strong, white foam head. Big, fresh pine nose with light grapefruit and some wet grass. Medium sweet flavor with loads of wet, fresh pine, some sticky and faintly dry citrus, grapefruit. Medium to full bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Big resinous finish with tons of pine, ripe and sticky citrus, mild toasty bread, fresh and moist grass. This is a damn fresh IPA. The sticky hops are just oozing throughout this beer. The resinous qualities linger long, with a slightly gritty edge. Excellent beer. Brodies definitely shifting into high gear these days.
sm89walt (1667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - William IV, Leyton, London. Poured a rich, clear amber with a small & bubbly off-white head with good retention. Vibrant US hop aroma profile: peach, tangerine & mango. Bright & juicy peach, passion fruit & grapefruit on the tongue finishing with a relatively lingering but medium intensity bitterness. Some balancing malt sweetness & body for mid palate oomph. Medium body, subtle spritz, refreshing on the palate.